Cengage Advantage Books: Building a Speech

Front Cover
Cengage Learning, Mar 18, 2009 - Social Science - 416 pages
0 Reviews
CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: BUILDING A SPEECH, Seventh Edition, continues the tradition of providing proven texts at lower prices. With 20 chapters organized into five units, BUILDING A SPEECH guides students through the step-by-step process of developing public speaking skills through observation, peer criticism, personal experience and instructor guidance. Readings and exercises provide assistance in drafting informative and persuasive speeches as well as improving research and speechwriting skills. The text's conversational style aims to both interest and motivate students. Topics such as apprehension and listening provide a positive learning environment and help students to realize that they are not alone in their struggle to find the confidence to speak in public. It is grounded in the philosophy that students can master the steps of speech construction if provided with a caring environment, clear direction, and creative examples.
Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

SURVEYING THE LANDSCAPE
1
PREPARING THE FOUNDATION
93
CREATING THE STRUCTURE
149
REFINING THE APPEARANCE
193
CONSIDERING DIFFERENT TYPES OF STRUCTURES
253
Appendix
359
Notes
363
Glossary
371
Suggested topic areas
379
Index
385
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

Dr. Metcalfe is the Chair of the Communications Department at the Community College of Baltimore County. He has taught the basic speech course for over 30 years. He is the author of two interactive CD-ROMs on speech training, a videodisc, and the Instructor's Manual to BUILDING A SPEECH, Seventh Edition. In addition to teaching, Dr. Metcalfe is a licensed private pilot, enjoys motorcycling during the warmer months, and playing the piano.

Bibliographic information